For three weeks, the president has been detailing the disaster that would come with sequestration, with an endless parade of photo-ops and cabinet secretaries. If you doubt the White House’s full-fledged doom-and-gloom,read more
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_cat_bounce : an ugly notion that “even a dead cat will bounce if it falls from great height.”
It’s also a striking metaphor for America’s stagnant job market.read more
Economic growth is like gravity for campaigns: poor Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth sinks an incumbent while strong growth is a boon.
Check out http://www.data360.org/dsg.aspx?Data_Set_Group_Id=274 for a ton of historical data.read more
We’ve documented the impact gas prices can have on presidential re-election numbers: when the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.43 or higher (in today’s dollars),read more
Pain at the pump: Not good for Obama
The price of gas has gone nothing but up over the last month; fifty cents per gallon,read more